Sunday, October 16, 2016

Not good-----Islamists beat liberals in Morocco elections

Islamists beat liberals in Morocco elections:
"Rabat (AFP) - The Islamist party which has headed Morocco's coalition government since Arab Spring-inspired protests five years ago has beaten liberal rivals in parliamentary elections, results showed Saturday.
Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane's Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) took 125 seats out of 395, the interior ministry said after all ballots were counted.
Its main rival, the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), which had campaigned against the "Islamisation" of Moroccan society, won 102 seats, the ministry said.
Istiqlal, the party which historically fought for independence from France, came third with 45 seats.
...PAM spokesman Khalid Adennoun declined to comment but said that his party had filed "50 complaints" of voting irregularities, some concerning the PJD in Tangiers.
...A video shared on social networks also showed a man stuffing a ballot box, leading the PJD to file a complaint, media reported.
...The PJD came to power in 2011, months after massive street protests prompted concessions from the monarchy..."

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